My family and I spent a wonderful week at loch cruite cottage. It was spotlessly clean and tidy and was in a beautiful area. The children had a wonderful time playing with the neighbors sheep dogs and there was lots of activities in the surrounding area. I would highly recommend loch cruite cottage to anyone and hope to return again
We just finished our one week stay at Loch Cruite Cottage. It is a quaint, but well appointed place to stay. The layout is an open kitchen/living room with a downstairs bedroom and two loft bedrooms. We cooked many meals at the cottage; there are ample pots/pans and utensils. There is a fireplace and we were able to 'burn dirt" (turf), but also wood. These commodities are available in the nearby villages.
As we were just two, we opted for the double loft room, which was very comfortable. Because the cottage is on the hillside, we often looked out the back window and saw either the beautiful flora or a grazing sleep or two. The cottage is surrounded by pastures and flocks of sheep are never far away.
We both work in people centric occupations (teacher/coordiantor and social worker) so we were attracted by the location outside of Cloghan Village. We expected room to walk/hike, a quiet cottage in which to catch up on our reading, and brilliant views. We got all of that and more. From the moment we spoke with the owners on the telephone to make final arrangements, we knew we'd found something very special. After having flown from Boston, MA on the overnight flight to Shannon, then remembering how to drive on the left in a car with the driver on the right, and finally making it to Cloghan Glen, it was absolutely great to find a beautifully clean cottage complete with a fresh bread from the local bakery and a bottle of wine waiting. A fire was laid in the fireplace for us as well. We felt welcomed and cared for; there is no better feeling if you are a sleep deprived tourist.
Ireland is known for its friendly folks; the gold standard are those in West Kerry. We were lucky enough to meet the sheep farmer, until recently a PE teacher for over 35 years. His wit, conversation, and true neighborly attitude were a gift.
If you are looking for a serene, beautiful place to stay off the beaten path (yet close to Cloghane Village, Brandon, and Dingle), you couldn't do better than to stay at Loch Cruite.
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We spent a wonderful week over easter in Loch Cruite cottage and we would heartily recommend it. The cottage is very quaint and well restored. It is in the heart of the most spectacular scenery - has to be seen to be believed! It is a great base for exploring the Dingle peninsula and is paradise for those who enjoy walking or hiking, with plenty for all levels nearby. It is close to some breathtaking beaches and is also convenient for the local village - which has a wonderful bakery amongst other things. The other thing that was a big attraction for the children was being next to a sheep farm, with plenty of newborn lambs for entertainment. The owners were extremely helpful and welcoming. All in all we had a fantastic stay and would thoroughly recommend this cottage.
My husband and I, along with our two children aged 2 and 8, spent a wonderful holiday here in August. We cannot speak highly enough of the owners and the effort that they made to make us feel welcome - including wine, bread and jam on arrival. The cottage itself is beautiful, charming, cosy and immaculate with a traditional fire - perfect to relax in. The beauty of the area is hard to describe. The views around the cottage are spectacular, beautiful lakes on your doorstep and fabulous beaches to explore. We spent our days surfing on Fermoyle Beach, rockpooling on Cappagh Beach and visiting Dingle and the Dingle Peninsula. We finished the day off with the most fabulous pint of Guinness at Nora Murphy's pub in Brandon, where there is a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, a pier which will keep the kids busy for hours and great music on a Sunday night (highly recommended). Without question, our holiday in Cloghane has been our most memorable and enjoyable as a family and the boys have come away with fantastic memories not only of the area, but of the fabulous people who made us feel so welcome. We cannot recommend this property highly enough and we will most certainly return.
My husband and I spent a beautiful, sunny week together at Loch Cruite cottage this May. The owner was incredibly friendly and helpful and made excellent recomendations on how to spend our time in Colghane on the Dingle Peninsula. The cottage itself is seated in the side of a large hill, overlooking two lakes and a sheep farm. Behind the cottage, there is a secluded, mountain-fed lake. Absolutely breathtaking.
Over the course of our stay, we walked beaches and hiked part of Mount Brandon, discovered a tiny abandoned village at the end of a desolate road, met numerous sheep, discovered a lone horse walking on the beach, enjoyed the silence of a place without traffic or hustle and bustle and relaxed. It was the best vacation we've ever taken, and it won't be our last.
We arrived expecting rain and cold, but were pleasantly surprised by sunny days, and crisp evenings. We were kept warm at night with a cozy peat fire and enjoyed numerous meals in Cloghane at O'Connor's Guesthouse. We even went to a sing-along evening in town and were warmly welcomed by its residents. We drank tea, ate homemade biscuits, and enjoyed Irish songs and an excellent fiddle player.
If you want to a truly singular experience in the beauty of the Irish countryside, Loch Cruite Cottage is the place to go. Five stars.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance of the cottage and it's location under Mt Brandon and Loch Cruite Corrie Lake overlooking Brandon Bay.Heavenly walks on Fermoyle Beach and up Mt Brandon.This is a Walkers paradise.Fab atmosphere in O Connors Cloghane and Murphys on the pier In Brandon.Totally unspoiled natural beauty.
We got to the cottage and were greeted by the owners who are very friendly and helpful with sight seeing and restaurant recommendations.
The cottage itself is full of old world charm and is really well kept with everything you might need for your vacation rental in terms of amenities. The view is wonderful as the cottage is situated at the foot of Mt. Brandon and you can look out over the country to see the fabulous unspoilt coast-line along Fermoyle beach which I'm told is one of the longest beaches in Ireland.The local village of Cloghane is located approx one mile from the cottage and there are some great pubs (O'Connors and Murphy's in Brandon pier) who serve good food (and good pints!) and have music 3-4 nights a week. There is a limitless amount of sight-seeing opportunities around - hiking Mt Brandon, exploring Fermoyle beach, and driving up over the spectacular Connor Pass to explore Dingle and the Dingle Peninsula. Our family had a great time in both the lovely cottage and the area and will be putting it on the list for a return visit to Loch Cruite Cottage.